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Everyone misunderstands Chrissy Teigen’s humor again

She says her comment about 'no hot nannies' was a joke. But was it, really?


Marisa Kabas


Posted on Sep 11, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 12:09 am CDT

All of John Legend loves all of Chrissy Teigen, but that didn’t stop her from joking that she would never hire a hot nanny for the couple’s future children.

After Hollywood power couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their split in late June, it was soon revealed that the uncoupling was due to, in part, his infidelity with their children’s attractive nanny, Christine Ouzounian.

There is no denying that Ouzounian is good-looking. But the takeaway here is that you shouldn’t be unfaithful to your wife, right? Wrong. Many, including ex-“Housewife”/celebrity mixologist Bethenny Frankel, weighed in that the hot nanny should have never been there in the first place:

She seemed to be asking: Did we learn nothing from Jude Law and Sienna Miller? Or Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman? Men will always be there with their wandering eyes, but hot nannies, they don’t have to be there. 

And at an event for the start of New York Fashion Week, Teigen appeared to agree with this line of thought. The famously outspoken model told the New York Post

“No hot nannies, drivers or maids. It’s an ongoing joke in my house. I do want to have kids one day, so it’s something that I have to think about. But the rule is no hot nannies. I trust John, but you never know with these men.” 

Then she made a weird “joke” about her assistant. Again, from the Post:

Teigen realized that she had already made one grave mistake. “It’s too late for me, though, because I have a hot assistant — she is cute.” But Teigen admits that sometimes, it boils down to more than just looks.

“These days, it doesn’t really matter what you look like — sometimes cabin fever just strikes and men do the do. I have to keep an eye on my assistant now, damn!” she joked. “Christine, you’re done!”

This morning Teigen took to Twitter, where she is known for her quips and lolz, to defend her comments, and assure us that we just didn’t get the joke.

What is life, indeed.

Photo via Chrissy Teigen/Instagram

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*First Published: Sep 11, 2015, 12:51 pm CDT